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The Evolution of Desktop Monitors

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The curved, widescreen workstations we now use weren't always this sleek and powerful. Revisit the evolution of desktop monitors.

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The Evolution of Desktop Monitors

  1. 1. The Evolution of Monitors: From Blinking Lights to Quantum Dots
  2. 2. Let There Be (Only) Lights Early computers were primitive. Feedback came from blinking lights or punched papercards converted into printed text.
  3. 3. CRTs Give Basic Readouts The first screens used cathode-ray tubes (CRTs) for basic readouts, like radarscreens, but were small, basic and costly.
  4. 4. The First Virtual Paper CRTs were used as “virtual paper”with small, text-only, monocolorglass teletype screens replacing printed paper.
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  6. 6. Co-Opted TVs Inventors adapted closed- circuit security monitors and small TVs as computerscreens. The consumerPC movement began.
  7. 7. The First Desktops Emerge In the ‘80s and ‘90s, PC makers tied CRTmonitors to exact system specs, but at high costs and limited flexibility.
  8. 8. Multisyncing Changes Everything Newtech brought flexibility from proprietary monitors. Many resolutions were supported, but devices were bulky energy hogs.
  9. 9. LCD Debuts LCD tech evolved from pocket calculators to full-sized, slimmed- down desktop screens. Costs were high and sizes limited.
  10. 10. LED Puts Screens on Diets LED arrays and edge-light strips replaced fluorescent light tubes. Profiles slimmed, and weights and energy demand decreased.
  11. 11. New Form Factors Emerge Aspect ratios expanded from 4:3 to 16:9 and more. Multitasking increased, and curves provided eye health benefits.
  12. 12. A Wide, Curvy Future The future of monitors is nowwide and curved, offering unprecedented screen space, ergonomics and efficiencies.
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